Smallholder farmers – which number over half a million in Kenya alone – are among the most underserved group by financial and information services. Investment in this sector is hampered by lack of understanding and visibility into what, exactly, smallholder farmers need and want.
ICT and Big Data
The digital revolution is one of the greatest and most transformative events in human history, presenting both opportunity and a responsibility to harness technology for a prosperous, inclusive, and sustainable world. Technology is creating new jobs, lowering transaction costs, and delivering vital information to those who need it most. At Dalberg, we work with private companies, governments, leading foundations, NGOs, and civil society groups to harness digital technology for amplified impact, sustainable value, and cost reduction in sectors ranging from health to agriculture, from energy to financial services. We use big data analysis to build tools to help policymakers and other stakeholders plan more effective projects.
Improving the Lives of Marginalized Farmers Through Technology
The Curious Case of Myanmar: Can the Country Leapfrog to Digital Financial Inclusion?
A digitally savvy population. A rapidly growing economy. A leapfrogging mindset.
It may be hard to believe that these characteristics describe present-day Myanmar, a country that just five years ago faced economic stagnation. But as reforms have been brought into action, Myanmar’s fledgling journey of economic transformation has shown promise.
Kunal Walia is an Associate Partner in New Delhi. He brings over a decade of experience in management consulting and ICT working in India and other emerging markets in Asia. His has worked with stakeholders across the communications value chain including telcos, infrastructure providers, media companies, digital service providers and PE investors, helping them around strategy, feasibility, investment advisory.
Mobile Money Innovation Strategy for a Pan-Africa Telecommunications Company
We developed strategy recommendations and a high-level roadmap for opening mobile money APIs to a pan-African telecommunications company. Our assessments involved country selection, a quantified business case, revenue models, road map of next steps and a go-to-market strategy.
Developing an E-Learning Platform
We worked with Mercy Corps to support an end-to-end e-learning platform start-up to grow and create impact across Africa. We determined the market opportunity for the platform, and prioritized four growth drivers: content focus, pricing models and bundled offerings, advertising, and licensing.
Youth Jobs 2.0: Five Powerful Ways to Harness Digital Technology to Curb Youth Unemployment
Five million. That’s how many jobs our global economy needs to create each month to absorb everyone entering the job market in the next decade. Based on today’s numbers, nearly half those jobs will be for youth.
Empowering Women to Use the Mobile Internet
In developing countries, the number of unique subscribers using mobile internet has grown from 728 million in 2010 to 1.8 billion in 2014. This growth has profound implications for women’s economic, social, and political empowerment – mobile internet can help women access resources like entrepreneurship opportunities, affordable healthcare, and peer learning platforms.
Last Mile Internet Delivery
In partnership with public and private sector stakeholders, we conceptualized and piloted new business models for last mile Internet delivery combining satellite and WIFI capabilities, enabling extension of financial services and access to relevant content for socioeconomic development.